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Wokingham, Wokingham

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Wokingham, Wokingham

Wokingham is a market town and civil parish in Berkshire in South East England about 33 miles west of central London. It is about 7 miles east-southeast of Reading and 3 miles west of Bracknell. It contains an area of 557 acres and, according to the 2001 census, has a population of 30,403. It is the seat of the Borough of Wokingham, and forms part of the wider Reading/Wokingham Urban Area.
Administrative CountyWokingham
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU8068
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code0118
Population30,403 (2001)

Other names by which Wokingham, Wokingham has been known in the past

Oakingham ~ Ockingham ~ Okingham

Wokingham, Wokingham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wokingham (or Oakingham), market town and par., in SE. of Berks, 7 miles SE. of Reading and 36 SW. of London by rail - par., 8545 ac., pop. 5043; town, 814 ac., pop. 3099; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. Wokingham is an ancient town, with a fine old church, a town hall, and an endowed school. It was first chartered by Queen Elizabeth. Since the railway was opened, it has rapidly risen in commercial importance. Several seats and places of interest are in the neighbourhood.

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